AUSTIN – The embattled inspector general of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission resigned Friday at the behest of Gov. Rick Perry as formal investigations into a widening controversy over a company that received $110 million in no-bid contracts got underway.
Also Friday, three commission employees, including the wife of the inspector general and the chief of staff of Executive Commissioner Kyle Janek, were placed on paid leave for the duration of the investigation.
Inspector General Doug Wilson will leave Dec. 31, Perry spokeswoman Lucy Nashed said.
“Ongoing questions regarding the awarding of contracts at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission have caused the governor to lose confidence in Wilson’s ability to carry out the important oversight responsibilities of this office,” Nashed said.